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EDITOR’S PICK #242: Eingenlabs Unveils New Revolutionary Instrument by jmlittman
December 22, 2009, 5:32 pm
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PREVIEW: Visit Eigenlabs website to purchase or learn more about the Eigenharp

For us simple music lovers, the digital age has found countless ways to confuse the crap out of us with digital downloads, portable devices and now, new and foreign instruments. This year Eigenlabs has unveiled the new Eigenharp, available in two models, the fully featured Alpha and the less pricey Pico. Numerous electronic instruments have been created over the years like the still popular Mellotron, but none bear the crown as “the most revolutionary instrument in 60 years” like the Eigenharp. It is a musical controller that allows the musicians to play and sequence, and it’s the first of its kind. It can play and record loops, change scale and key, transpose, alter tempo, program beats, create arrangements, switch and layer multiple sounds, and all live. The instrument hooks up right to your Mac, and a PC compatible model has been promised in the near future. The Eigenharp has been played by names such as Moby and other musicians are still learning their way around this “sci-fi bassoon.

-Jen Littman, Fact Checker


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Oh god, just when I thought we had learned from the lameness of those 80s keyboard guitars!

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